Casting News: Bring Down the House

Seattle Shakespeare Company is thrilled to announce the casting for this upcoming winter’s epic Bring Down the House.  The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy about the War of the Roses and the scheming noble families in the houses of York and Lancaster.

The two-parts of Bring Down the House will feature an all-female acting company and will be performed in rotating repertory January 25-March 12, 2017.

The production is adapted by Rosa Joshi and Kate Wisnewski and will be directed by Joshi who staged our 2014 production of Richard II. The 17 person cast of Bring Down the House will play multiple roles.

The cast includes: Emma Bjornson (Rutland/Ensemble), Suzanne Bouchard (Humphrey/Old Clifford), Yadira Duarte (Young Clifford), Sunam Ellis (Eleanor), Amy Fleetwood (Salisbury/Father), Peggy Gannon (Cade/Edward), Keiko Green (Buckingham), Sarah Harlett (Beaufort/Richard), Nike Imoru (Warwick), Brenda Joyner (Exeter/Lady Grey), Aishe Keita (Prince Edward), Channing Moore (Lady Bona/Ensemble), Betsy Schwartz (Henry VI), Kate Sumpter (Suffolk/George), Mari Nelson (York), Kate Wisniewski (Margaret), Dedra Woods (Somerset).

In addition to director Rosa Joshi, the production team includes: choreographer Alice Gosti, composer Bill Blauvelt, fight choreographer Peter Dylan O’Connor, scenic designer Shawn Ketchum Johnson, costume designer Christine Tschirgi, lighting designer Geoff Korf, sound designer  Robertson Witmer, text coach Lisa Norman, and assistant director Wiley Basho Gorn.

Tickets are now on sale to Bring Down the House.

Part 1- Throne of Treachery

Part 2 – Crusade of Chaos